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The Count of Monte Cristo
it was amazing
Finally finished this masterpiece. Instantly catapulted to among my top 5 favorite books.
I listened to Bill Homewood's unabridged audio version durin
Mar 20, 2016
Jan 21, 2012
Reading in the Wild
liked it
I had requested this book from my library quite some time ago, and my turn finally cropped up; and so I've had to drop most of my other reading in ord ...more
Mar 09, 2014
Feb 04, 2013
A Quiet Heart
really liked it
April 21, 2014 review (2nd reading): What I find amazing about this little book is that a large portion of it is not relevant to me and I STILL get a ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
The Walking Drum
it was amazing
Yep - an actual 5 star rating!! Not because the writing was particularly brilliant (its good, not brilliant). Not because the characterization was par ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
The Robe
really liked it
4.5 star rating!

A riveting historical fiction that answers the question what might have happened to Jesus' robe after His crucifixion, when the soldie
Feb 23, 2015
Jan 18, 2012
The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God
really liked it

I wish there were more female Christian writers that are cut from the same cloth as Elisabeth Elliot.

She always says it l
Feb 27, 2015
Dec 14, 2014
Raising Up a Family to the Lord
it was amazing
I'm not a member of the LDS church, however I have a few friends who are Mormon and I've been long intrigued with their church (even though their beli ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 12, 2014
Man of the Family (Little Britches, #2)
it was amazing
As my son says - we would rate this 10+ stars if we could. It's so hard to put into words how much this series has come to mean to us and how much of ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Nov 07, 2013
First We Have Coffee
it was amazing
10+ stars.

I had SUCH an emotional response to this book. This book tells mainly about the author's Norwegian mother who was a pastor's wife, serving
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 08, 2015
Free Range Learning How Homeschooling Changes Everything
it was amazing
Excellent book... so much so, that I'm purchasing it for our own library... probably one of my favorite books on the topic of homeschooling (maybe eve ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
The Promise
it was amazing
I'm trying to be more selective when dishing out 5 star ratings... really, I am. But this book truly deserves every one of these 5 stars!
And I'm going
Jan 07, 2013
Dec 15, 2012
The Perfect Nest
it was amazing
Luke and I both agreed on the rating for this one - it was a 5-star read aloud. But ONLY if you read the characters in different animated voices. The ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
That's My Son: How Moms Can Influence Boys to Become Men of Character
really liked it
Once again, I find myself wishing that Goodreads offered 1/2 stars. I found 4 stars to be a bit too much but it was definitely more than a 3 star book ...more
Dec 25, 2011
Dec 25, 2011
Calm My Anxious Heart
liked it
I initially wanted to give this book a lower rating because in my mind it makes the same mistake that many Christians make when trying to coach or ass ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
Jo's Boys (Little Women, #3)
it was amazing
The last sentence of this book had me in tears:

" And now having endeavored to suit every one by many weddings, few deaths, and as much prosperity as
Feb 05, 2013
Dec 08, 2012
Everyday Paleo
really liked it
I'm in a real dilemma... I don't need yet another cookbook that I'll only use for 2-3 of its recipes....and there are so many wonderful blogs and webs ...more
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
it was amazing
I loved this book! It will definitely be one that I want my son to read in a couple of years! The authors are a very inspiring couple of brothers who ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Dec 25, 2011
Misty of Chincoteague (Misty, #1)
it was amazing
Luke's book review: This is one of the best books I've ever read. I whipped through it in 6 days - it was that good. This is a book about a horse call ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
The Law Of The Harvest
it was amazing
5++ stars!!
Next to The Majesty of Books, this is my FAVORITE Sterling Sill title! So, so, so full of wisdom and goodness. Almost infuriatingly so, as
Jun 03, 2017
May 21, 2017
The majesty of books
it was amazing
Like a fellow Goodreads friend said of this book – I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Without a doubt, this will be my favorite book of 2014. ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
The Great Brain (Great Brain #1)
really liked it
I rated this 4 stars and my son rated it 5 stars so we're agreeing upon a 4.5 star rating.

The entire time I read this book, I couldn't help but compa
Nov 17, 2013
Jul 12, 2012
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
it was amazing
During this first time reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, I found it very difficult to enjoy it on its own merit and to give it my undivided attentio ...more
Jun 03, 2014
May 24, 2014
Education of a Wandering Man
really liked it
I'll be the first to admit that it is a very limited audience that would adore this book as much as I did. I truly felt like I had met a kindred spiri ...more
May 15, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
The Adventures of Pinocchio
it was amazing
I was absolutely surprised by this book..... I had no desire to read it - I somehow had this preconceived idea that I would not like it. It was, howev ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Detectives In Togas
really liked it
I rate this book a 4, Luke rates it a 5. He grudgingly agreed to give it a 4.5 star rating (even though Goodreads does not support half star ratings). ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 29, 2012
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
it was amazing
This biography is a masterpiece. A true masterpiece. It gives us such amazing insight into the life of a magnificent (and yet very humble) leader. It ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Feb 02, 2013
The Girl In Times Square
it was amazing
I had read the Bronze Horseman by the same author a few years ago. It was amazing. I'm looking forward to reading another of her novels.


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May 24, 2010
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, Arizona Territories (Sarah Agnes Prine, #1)
it was amazing
Wow.... WOW!!! I feel so emotionally "spent"! I am fairly certain that this book has catapulted to the top of my favorite fiction books.... top 10 for ...more
May 04, 2015
Oct 17, 2014
Black Ships Before Troy
it was amazing
Luke's review:

This was about a 10 year long war called the Trojan War between the Greeks and the Romans. And there was large wooden horse which was Od
Feb 03, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
David Copperfield
it was amazing
Oh goodness... to think that I, for years and years, put off reading David Copperfield because I'd heard how gloomy and depressing it was. Whoever say ...more
Apr 22, 2015
Nov 30, 2013
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